Ants Ladies lose but plenty of positives to take

The Ants Ladies lost 3-1 away to Cumbernauld Colts on Sunday at Broadwood but there were plenty of positives to take from the match against a side who currently play in the SWF West Division.

The first half saw us go on the offensive from the first whistle and efforts from Kayla Welsh and Mandy Richardson went wide of target, at the other end Talligh McArthur had to be quick off her line a couple of times to sweep up. The match was flowing from end to end and there was a great goal-line block from Channelle Munro to keep it at 0-0 but it was the home side who took the lead on the half hour mark when Lucy Foye opened the scoring before a fantastic save by Skelton kept the hosts in front with a full stretch dive to tip a shot round the post and out for a corner to the Ants.  In the 37th minute the hosts doubled their lead when Rachel Graham took advantage of McArthur being off her line to finish from distance to make it 2-0. Skelton then produced another fine save when it looked like Lauren Templeton’s shot was going in the top corner and the half finished with the home side 2 goals to the good.

The Ants made a few subs at half time and again started the half on the front foot with Mattison, Boyle, Templeton, Richardson and Rigamonti all linking up well going forward and with half an hour to go they all combined again to put Alice Rigamonti thru on Skelton and she made no mistake as she poked the ball past the keeper to reduce the deficit to 2-1. This gave the Queen Ants a lift but they just couldn’t put the ball in the net and as is always the case the home side took full advantage when Daniella Boyd grabbed a 3rd against the run of play.  Credit to the Ants they didn’t let their heads drop and kept pushing for another goal to get back into the match but it was to no avail and 3-1 Cumbernauld was how it finished.

A good workout and another step closer to full fitness as we gear up for our first ever league campaign.

Photo’s in the gallery below provided by Patryk Rudnicki

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